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August 21st 2019

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By DDA chairman Dr Richard West

The DDA is urging members to lobby local MPs to ensure that dispensing practices are considered in the current review of Drug Tariff reimbursement. This consultation runs until September 17.

In a letter to members, DDA chairman Dr Richard West warns that the potential for change to reimbursement is as serious as the threat posed by the Pharmacy White Paper of 2008.

He highlights that the DHSC has not published an impact assessment on the effects of the changes on dispensing doctors. In addition, the DHSC is not intending to discuss the implementation with any other representative body, other than the PSNC which represents community pharmacists. This is unacceptable to the DDA because we will have no way of knowing the effects of the change until they are implemented.

To support members, a template letter for MPs has been created by the DDA.

Please read the letters, adapt as necessary to local circumstances, and write to your MP.

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